Port Harcourt — The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, has charged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the four refineries in the country.
National PRO of IPMAN, Comrade Ukadike Chinedu, speaking recently on how the country can get it right with fuel sufficiency, advised Nigerians to brace up for a higher price of petrol.
Chinedu explained that Nigeria must begin to produce her own refined oil, in order to control the influx of petroleum products in to the country.
He said licenses should be given for the establishment of more modular refineries in the country, and petroleum marketers should be considered to run such refineries.
“The system should be overhauled from scratch.
“A state of emergency should be declared on Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna refineries and ensure that those who manages these refineries take the responsibility of putting it to work.
“Improve modular refineries, give licenses to people. We should encourage others business men, not only Dangote to go into investing in refineries.
“Even associations like IPMAN, we are supposed to own depots because we control 90percent of the petroleum downstream distribution channels.”